Last night when Danelle led us at church she reminded us that we are a spiritual family, a bunch of brothers and sisters with common heritage.

It was an image that stuck with me as I have sometimes realised that I feel different things for my brothers and sisters than I do for my friends.

There is an ease in their company and a sense of commonality that is great to share. Family seemed like a very appropriate word to describe it.

I love my friends and enjoy their company, but there’s something about family that’s like coming home. My hope is that one day my friends will be my brothers and sisters and that significance of connection will be there in those relationships also.

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